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Re: “Midtown Productions’ The Exonerated delivers strong, raw performances

David Loar is playing Kerry Max Cook. Kerry Max Cook is NOT playing David Loar.

Posted by TheRev on August 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Cinebarre hosts free outdoor screening of Good Will Hunting

Good morning Vietnam!

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Posted by zee on August 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Cinebarre hosts free outdoor screening of Good Will Hunting

So we can celebrate his academy award winning performance.

Posted by AntiAnti on August 22, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Cinebarre hosts free outdoor screening of Good Will Hunting

He is in good will hunting?

Why not play Mrs doubt fire?

Posted by zee on August 22, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Bravo picks up "Southern Charm" for second season

If you don't like it then don't watch it. It's that simple. I enjoyed it. Helps me relax. My hectic days make me crave simpler mindless things sometimes. I don't always have to or want to put National Geographic or the news on. I just need to chill once in a while. Also makes me feel better about myself and not being born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I will take my life any day over theirs but it's kind of fun to watch. I got the feeling they were a rather bored bunch and always needed something money could buy to relieve it. Thomas Ravenel is not the brightest one of the bunch but it was nice seeing his boyish soft side come out on occasion. Although he seemed shallow there is more to him than you think. I for one will miss him second season. Anyway scripted or not who cares. Lets face it, this is nothing but simple entertainment and everything out there doesn't have to be every ones cup of tea! Bring on season II! Like I said before if you don't like it don't watch it!

Posted by Chrissy Cuffari on August 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Farmers Market break-dancer Kyle 'K'Otic' Johnson trains for American Ninja Warrior

Looking forward to seeing him on the show. ANW 7!
- http://www.ninjawarrior.info

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Posted by Etan Ginsberg on August 21, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Farmers Market break-dancer Kyle 'K'Otic' Johnson trains for American Ninja Warrior

And then he did this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201…

Jumped over ELEVEN PEOPLE! This guy is an inspiration. Always a smile, always willing to bust out a move and dance. Much light and joy shines through this guy.

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Posted by Geoffrey Michael Richardson on August 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Farmers Market break-dancer Kyle 'K'Otic' Johnson trains for American Ninja Warrior

Awesomeness in it self. This is as motivating as he is. His sister is smiling at him. This young man is a true blessing and a great role model

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Posted by Tamara Danise Johnson on August 21, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Farmers Market break-dancer Kyle 'K'Otic' Johnson trains for American Ninja Warrior

It is so great to see these guys every weekend at the Farmers Market! They are an amazing yet unexpected show to see here in Charleston. Truly talented guys who put a lot of hard work and high energy in their fabulous show. To hear this man's story and why he puts so much heart in his dancing makes me appreciate his shows even more. Wishing you the best of luck, K'Otic!

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Posted by TrishLynn on August 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Director Richard Linklater makes movie history in Boyhood

Awesome movie!

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Posted by precious on August 15, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Review: Threshold Rep's Romeo & Juliet

When noting "standout performances," the reviewer should have included David Graham's exceptionally fine Friar Lawrence, whose powerful "Hold thy desperate hand" speech to Romeo is a highlight of this production.

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Posted by SawyerA07 on August 13, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Scott Watson looks back on his first Piccolo Spoleto

"Finding ways to replicate that community spirit in other places around the peninsula is important." [Scott would] like to draw on the creative spirit of West Ashley's Avondale neighborhood, for example". Challenge accepted Scott! Bring it!

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Posted by Geoffrey Michael Richardson on August 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Director Richard Linklater makes movie history in Boyhood

"If there's a flaw to nitpick it's that the story doesn't have a strong narrative drive..."

Most people's lives don't actually have one.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 13, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Re: “North Charleston has plans for arts center in old asbestos plant

I worked in that building back in the 70's. Used to come home from work covered in asbestos dust.

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Posted by JohnR on August 11, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “North Charleston has plans for arts center in old asbestos plant

Not mentioned in this article is the Park Circle Film Society which screens films Saturday niights and at other times just off of E. Montague Ave. They also have special screenings on Sundays and weekngiths on occassion, often to a packed house. They use a small, city owned building on Jenkens Ave., Half a block North of E. Montaque. They've been stimulating a lot of local film production. https://www.facebook.com/parkcirclefilms

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on August 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Surf film festival heading to Charleston this fall

According to Charleston Waterkeepers 2011 and 2012 IRS Form 990's they spent less than 4% of revenues on actual water quality. They were forced to divulge this after they had their non profit status was revoked for failing to file the required financial disclosures. I understand people want to be proactive in supporting organizations that claim to protect the environment but this one isn't a non profit to donate to. When you see a non profit that has revenues exceeding $100,000 and spending less than $5,000 on the reason for their existence you would be right in questioning how legitimate the organization is. Over $98,000 for salaries and compensation and a pittance on actual water quality, don't be fooled and donate to Charleston Waterkeeper. Your donation goes into their pockets not into the environment. That Surfrider has partnered with them raises questions about their legitimacy as well.

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Posted by Saildude on August 8, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Re: “North Charleston has plans for arts center in old asbestos plant

Yes, it's not utopia up there by any means and dealing with market forces is a battle in all of these areas. But there is still some indie good left in the RAD, and it has a vocal civic group that is engaged.

Another corollary to Garco
is CLT's N.Davidson (NODA) neighborhood.

The City of Charlotte has been grappling for years for the best way to convert their abandoned NODA mill artswise. And they still are.

So, the process will be slow and fraught with complexity but the ideas bounced around in the article are encouraging and exciting!

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Posted by Driftaway on August 7, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Re: “North Charleston has plans for arts center in old asbestos plant

"But there is also great power in a cohesive branded neighborhood such as Asheville's River Arts District. "

Um, the RAD is being "gentrified" out of existence even as we speak. At least one building housing numerous artists has been condemned, as the landlord refused (illegally) to make repairs to bring it up to code. As a result, the property will likely be sold to a developer.

So, yea, I'm not sure it's terribly cohesive...or sustainable.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 7, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Debut novel an exercise in name-dropping

I think it was in my first year of university, when I was already older than many of the people I was surrounding myself with and certainly slightly more aware of the dangers and pitfalls waiting around every corner of a world fraught with peril and controlled by powers that we were only pretending we could ever hope to understand and never actually control, that I learned that the power of concision could be often a thousand times more effective using words as a blunt force weapon to pummel the minds of an audience with a mediocre intellect and, at best, a limited attention span for dealing with concepts even the slightest bit more complicated than, "like, you know, I...um".

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 7, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Re: “North Charleston has plans for arts center in old asbestos plant

Well,I think this is great news and the building just screams "potential".

The institutional and upscale art scene is well anchored in downtown.

The more grassroots and alternative side is very scattered. A few great spots
in avondale, a few near and above the crosstown etc. All interesting galleries and venues.


But there is also great power in a cohesive branded neighborhood such as Asheville's
River Arts District.

Garco could be a similar mix of art space both visual and musical as well as
local eateries and affordable housing.

The vibrant existing PC businesses would also benefit.


Here's hoping!

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Posted by Driftaway on August 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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